HELLO – I am new to the forum. Seek your advice and help.
Situation: I have many 7”tapes recorded using a Tandberg tape recorder model 3 speed Hi-Fi stereo purchased in 1957. It has three speeds: 7 ½, 3 3/4, and 1 7/8), The Tandberg has a bad noise problem in playback. So, I purchased a used TEAC recorder model 2300 S (2 speed- 7 ½, 3 3/4) to record my tapes into Audacity. A manual and a 7” tape with modern music came with it.
- I had no problem making the hookup from the TEAC to my computer. Standard RCA connections to the TEAC and 1/8” Stereo mini to my computer input jack. The demo tape that came with the TEAC records OK into Audacity. Playback quality is good and no noise.
- The Tandberg unit 7 1/2 tape speed is not the same as the TEAK 7 1/2. A new full tape on each run as follows:
Viewing right side reel:
Tandberg 60 RPM and TEAK 46 RPM. Tried recording a Tandberg tape on the TEAC using the Effect/change speed at 60/46 or 1.3043 – with poor sound playback results. No noise however.
Audience clapping appears to be great at any speed. Singing appears well below pitch
- The Tandberg presents another problem. The output jacks are not standard. I can not find my original manual but did find a service manual on line for Tandberg Model 5 (includes model 3) .No indication in it regarding the output jacks. The jack holes measure about 5/8” deep and 5/16” at the opening.
- I am reasonably comfortable with using Audacity. Used it a few years back to combine movements of a symphony and convert it to an MP3.
TWO possible alternatives:
Should I record the old tapes into Audacity using the TEAC and resolve how to adjust the speed?
If so. I would appreciate some guidance on how to zero in on the speed.
Assume I should use the EFFECT/change speed when trying to correct pitch.
Should I record the old tapes into Audacity using the Tandberg and take out the NOISE using the
EFFECT/Noise Reduction. I would need an assist on what the output jacks are, and where available.
Or, I could open the case and get to the actual wires and splice in what is needed,
What started out as a simple switch of Tape Recorders has turned out to be a bit more than I can handle.
Would appreciate some guidance on the best way to proceed.
Using Windows 10, Audacity 2.1.3 installed in March 2017,